Lismore GAA Juvenile Notes.
U10 Hurling -. On Sat last our u10s travelled to st Marys in Clonmel to take part in their annual Frank Maher hurling tournament. In the group stages our lads drew with Cahir in the first game and beat Clonea Power and St Marys in the second and third games. Our lads had a high scoring average and this qualified them for the semi final of div A. In the semi final they took on Fermoy and after a titanic battle came out on top by two points to earn a place in the final. In the final they met Clarinbridge of Galway and this turned out to be another cracker but in the end our boys were beaten by the boys from the West by three points. Like Sunday in Croke Park with a small bit of luck we could have came out on top but fair play to all involved to get to the final of this high class tournament. Many thanks to St Marys for invite.
U11 Hurling - Our u11s played The Brickeys away last week in the town and country league and were narrowly beaten.
U13 hurling – The boys played St Pats in the championship semi-final in Cappoquinn last week. It was an exciting game and both teams played some good hurling. We were delighted to win this game and are looking to the Final.
U14 Hurling – The buys played Tallow last week in a tough game which didn’t go our way.
U16 Hurling – The boys played Dungarvan last week and in an impressive display we racked up a good score to win.
Pat Mantayne : The Club will host this U12 Hurling Tournament on Saturday Sept 9th. Throw in is at 10am and for anyone with an interest in Youth hurling, this is an opportunity to see some good entertaining matches.
Speedy recovery to Tomas Nugent and Shane Barry who both picked up an injury last week.
Hard luck to the Waterford team especially Dan, Maurice, Shane, Kieran and Stephen in Sundays All Ireland. Looking forward to next year.
Lismore GAA Juvenile Notes
U10 Football – The U10s played Fermoy at home in a challenge game last Tuesday night, this was a great game of hurling and very beneficial to both sides. Many thanks to Fermoy for travelling down.
u11 Football – The u11s played Affane in the town and country football league at home last Thursday night and had a nice win.
U14 Hurling – These lads played two games this week. The first against Clonea produced some of the best hurling from these lads so far this year, and although they kept hurling up till the end they just came up short on the night. The Second match was against Clan Na Geal, this was a physical, strong team but the lads continued to hurl well and were deserving winners on the night.
U16s Hurling . The U16s played Sacred Hart away in the championship and came away with a comprehensive win.
Congratulations : Well done to Joseph O Keefe, the U12 mixed 4 hand dancers were crowned ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS Fleadh 2017 last week end.
Congratulations to Eoin O Brien who represented Waterford in Croke Park on Sunday during half time of the Seniors Match. Well played Eoin, we all hope you enjoyed the experience.
Lismore GAA Juvenile GAA Notes.
U12 Hurling – BLITZ WINNERS – On the kind invitation of Kieran Lawton, formerly of Lismore and now of Fingallians GAA club, the boys traveled to the club based just outside Swords, Dublin on Saturday Aug29th. It was an early start with the text received earlier in the week saying - Leaving Community Center at 6:45am. Arriving there we met teams from, Belfast, Wexford, Galway, Meath and several Dublin Teams also. The early start seemed to agree with the lads who got going right from the first throw in and kept that momentum going throughout the games. The Blitz was well run and the hospitality shown was second to none. Lismore played a total of 5 games. Our forward line hurled really well and to be fair against strong opposition they took most opportunities that came their way. The backs too played well closing down any threat as quickly as possible and setting up the next attack. That back play combined with some outstanding saves by the goalie resulted in only one goal being conceded during the entire tournament. The lads really worked their socks off right up to the final whistle and were deserving winners in the end. But win, lose or draw we were delighted to be involved and have the opportunity to play against that variety of high standard teams and players. In reality it condensed about a month’s worth of hurling into a single day. The club was very grateful for the opportunity to attend the tournament……. and of course we were delighted to win.
Lismore GAA Juvenile Notes.
U9s Hurling – This team travelled to a blitz hosted by Fourmilewater at the weekend. The standard of hurling was really good. The boys got off to a good start against St. Mary’s Clonmel, and Fourmilewater before narrowly losing out to Mt Sion in the group stages. This impressive display saw them qualifying for the final, again facing Mt Sion. Despite battling to the final whistle the lads finished runners up on the day. Many thanks to Fourmilewater for the event. The organizing and the hospitality.
U10s Hurling. Travelled to Abbeyside on Wed night and played a very competitive challenge game. Many thanks to Abbeyside.
U11s Hurling . Played their first game in the town and country football league against St Pats last Friday night and were beaten on this occasion in an enjoyable game.
U15s Hurling. Our u15s played De La Salle at home in the championship last Wed night and had a very comfortable win on a scoreline of 1.22 to 0.5.
Sympathy. The club would like to extend our condolences to Tina and Billy Walsh and all members of the Walsh family on the sad passing of Eamonn Walsh.